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Mind Set Daily – April 15, 2014

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DNA Nanobots Deliver Drugs in Living CockroachesDNA Nanobots Deliver Drugs in Living Cockroaches
It’s a computer – inside a cockroach. Nano-sized entities made of DNA that are able to perform the same kind of logic operations as a silicon-based computer have been introduced into a living animal.

The DNA computers – known as origami robots because they work by folding and unfolding strands of DNA – travel around the insect’s body and interact with each other, as well as the insect’s cells. When they uncurl, they can dispense drugs carried in their folds.  DNA nanorobots could potentially carry out complex programs that could one day be used to diagnose or treat diseases.

DARPA’s New Biotech Division Wants To Create A Transhuman FutureDARPA’s New Biotech Division Wants To Create A Transhuman Future
The Pentagon’s advanced research wing has announced its latest budget — and whoa, does DARPA ever have some ambitious plans for the future. Their new Biotech unit will be harnessing biology for national security, and dealing with everything from stopping plagues to building synthetic soldiers.

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The Poker: Programme 3

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Programme 3: The Apollo Moon Landings

In this episode of “The Poker”, host Ben Emlyn-Jones looks into the fascinating and controversial theory that the Apollo Moon Landings of the late 1960′s and early 1970′s where in fact hoaxed!

If you have ever been curious about the moon landings, this is a must listen episode!

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Mind Set Daily – April 8, 2014

April 7th, 2014

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Yellowstone Animal ExodusYellowstone Animal Exodus
A video with lines of bison and other animals ‘fleeing’ Yellowstone National Park in the US have raised fears that the supervolcano underneath the park is preparing to erupt, but how much truth — if any — is there to this claim?

 

 

Networks Set to Air Live Moon Landing in 2015Networks Set to Air Live Moon Landing in 2015
The Science Channel and the Discovery Channel will be teaming up to air a live lunar landing, calling it an “Apollo Moment” for the millennial generation.

The networks have teamed with Google Lunar XPRIZE, which is a $30 million competition where teams aim to land an unmanned aircraft on the moon by December 31, 2015.

Not only will the networks air the actual landing, but they will air a miniseries that will follow these teams throughout their entire process.

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The Poker: Programme 1

February 18th, 2014

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Programme 1: The Strange Case of Helen Duncan

In this first episode of “The Poker”, host Ben Emlyn-Jones delves into the fascinating case of the famed medium Helen Duncan.

Ben leaves no stone unturned in this highly controversial case concerning Spiritualism, Seances and Military Secrets.

Was Helen Duncan obtaining Military Secrets from the afterlife? Was she a fake Spiritual Medium, or was something far stranger at work in this truly intriguing case from the annals of psychical research.

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Mind Set Daily – February 4, 2014

February 3rd, 2014

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Visions of Life Before Conception
While Christian theology denies such a thing is possible, the concept that life precedes physical fertilization is a given for people who believe in reincarnation. But is such an idea learned? Or is it based on an innate feeling about our own immortality?

Through a Face Scanner Darkly
NameTag, an app built for Google Glass by a company called FacialNetwork.com, offers a face scanner for encounters with strangers.
Facial Recognition for the masses.

Neanderthal DNA lives on in modern humans
Some of the DNA acquired by human ancestors who mated with Neanderthals is found in some people today, including genes that control the development of skin and hair, studies find.

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Mind Set Daily – January 16, 2014

January 15th, 2014

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China is cloning pigs on ‘an industrial scale’
The Beijing Genomics Institute produces 500 cloned pigs a year, according to a BBC News report, making it the world’s biggest centre for cloning the animals.

It is also the world’s largest centre for gene sequencing of species of animals, particularly those that are “cute” or “taste good”. The BGI has a gene sequencing centre with 156 machines, huge when compared with Europe’s largest sequencing centre, the Welcome Trust Sanger Institute near Cambridge which has 30.

Blackphone: A secure, encrypted smartphone for the post-Snowden era
Riding on the recent revelations of the NSA’s widescale and seemingly indiscriminate interception of communications, Silent Circle and Geeksphone are teaming up to produce the “Blackphone” — a customized Android smartphone that has the necessary hardware and software to make secure phone calls, send secure messages, store and transfer files securely, and to browse the web privately and securely.

If a Time Traveller saw a Smartphone
A well-educated time traveller from 1914 enters a room divided in half by a curtain. A scientist tells him that his task is to ascertain the intelligence of whoever is on the other side of the curtain by asking whatever questions he pleases.

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